Report: GRS leaves it to Agong to decide who becomes PM10

GABUNGAN Rakyat Sabah (GRS) chairman Datuk Seri Hajiji Noor has announced that the coalition will leave it to the Yang di-Pertuan Agong to decide on the next prime minister.  

This appears to be a departure from its statement on Monday (Nov 21) reiterating support for Perikatan Nasional (PN) chairman Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin for the country’s top job. 

In a statement on his Facebook page, Hajiji said GRS has taken a similar stand with it Sarawakian counterpart Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) to comply with the decision and advice of the Agong for the formation of a unity government.  

The Sabah Bersatu chief added that GRS wanted the unity government to be inclusive and involve the Sabah and Sarawak state governments. 

“To ensure the country moves forward, we must have political stability in order to guarantee economic development.” 

Earlier this week, Hajiji said GRS and GPS will back Perikatan Nasional chairman Muhyiddin Yassin as prime minister. 

However, despite initially stating its support for Muhyiddin, GPS seemed to have changed its stand after Barisan Nasional (BN) said it would remain in the opposition, with the Sarawak coalition saying it would let the Agong decide what was best for the people. 

It was also reported yesterday (Nov 23) that GRS and GPS have agreed to work as a bloc in deciding who to form the government with, and that GRS will follow the 

A source told FMT yesterday that GRS and GPS have agreed to work as a bloc in deciding who to form the government with, and GRS to follow their Sarawakian counterpart’s decision. 

It is further understood that GRS’ decision to work as a bloc with GPS had ruffled feathers in the PN coalition. 

GRS comprises Sabah Bersatu, Parti Solidariti Tanah Airku (STAR), Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS), the Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) and United Sabah National Organisation (USNO).  

The coalition won six parliamentary seats in the general election. 

Two independent candidates and one from Parti Kesejahteraan Demokratik Masyarakat (PKDM) are GRS-friendly and have supported GRS’ decision to work with GPS as a bloc. – Nov 24, 2022 


Main photo credit: The Star

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